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CVS Caremark Progress Report: More Than One Million Youths Introduced to Pharmacy Career Paths Since 2000

Posted by Youth Services - On July 06, 2010 (EST)

CVS Caremark Pathways to Pharmacy Program Also Created More Than $4 million in Summer Internship Wages.

CVS Caremark, the nation's leading pharmacy health care provider, has surpassed its 10-year "Pathways to Pharmacy" goal of introducing one million youths to pharmacy as a potential career and met its target of $4 million in summer internship wages for high school students since 2000.

Created by CVS Caremark in partnership with the nonprofit group America's Promise in 2000 to encourage younger workers to consider careers in pharmacy, Pathways to Pharmacy is one of several CVS Caremark programs to receive national attention for its significant impact on workforce education in cities across the country. The summer internship component of Pathways to Pharmacy alone includes 1,800 teenagers in more than 40 cities every year. The six- to eight-week internships include classroom education on customer service and pharmacy science and hands-on experience at CVS/pharmacy stores. Some programs also include orientation sessions at local colleges of pharmacy. Following their internships, students are eligible to continue working at CVS/pharmacy and to work toward national certification as pharmacy technicians.

General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Company's Web site at

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